“Green” Jobs

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President Obama’s green jobs training program, which was part of his stimulus, has failed on most key jobs measures, according to a new internal audit that found it was training workers who already had jobs that didn’t need green energy skills, and was failing to place new enrollees in jobs once they finished the training…  Only 38 percent of those who have completed training got jobs based on it, and only 16 percent kept jobs for at least six months…

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/26/audit-green-jobs-stimulus-program-wastes-cash/

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… the following is a list of all the clean energy companies supported by President Obama’s stimulus that are now failing or have filed for bankruptcy.

http://heritageaction.com/2012/04/can-president-obama-name-one-clean-energy-success/

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The Green Jobs Boondoggle

http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-green-jobs-boondoggle/?print=1

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Green Firms Get Fed Cash, Give Execs Bonuses, Fail

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/green-firms-fed-cash-give-execs-bonuses-fail/story?id=15851653

[This from ABC news, at least six months after ASND started publicizing the same phenomenon.]

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[Yet another] Green company gets $390M subsidies, lays off 125

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/green-company-gets-390m-subsidies-lays-125/394051

[Just a reminder: Those $390 million were yours.]

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Myth: Green jobs promote employment growth.

Reality: By promoting more jobs instead of more productivity, the green jobs described in the [peer-reviewed economics] literature encourage low-paying jobs in less desirable conditions.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1358423

[Lest we ignore the source of that previous paper, I will remind you that it is a peer-reviewed economics journal article from 2009.]

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Videos:

The Green Jobs Answer Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJcjgAdsS1k

and…

Another high-budget, professionally produced video, this one on “green” economics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QF05atqXNU&feature=related

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The truth behind green jobs

http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/03/the-truth-behind-green-jobs/

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THE DIRTY SECRET BEHIND CLEAN JOBS

http://cascadepolicy.org/pdf/pub/CleanJobsReport8.22.11.pdf

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Obama’s Green-Energy Jobs Lie

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/printpage/?url=http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011/11/03/obamas_green-energy_jobs_lie_99347.html

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Obama’s Costly Green Jobs Project

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/obamas_costly_green_jobs_proje.html

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Green Jobs…at What Cost?

http://maciverinstitute.com/2011/01/green-jobs-at-what-cost/

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Defining, Measuring and Predicting Green Jobs

http://issuu.com/copenhagenconsensus/docs/ccc_green_jobs?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

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Green Jobs Resources

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/issues/green-jobs-resources/

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The Unseen Consequences of “Green Jobs”

Will investing in clean energy harm the economy?

http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/08/seen-green-jobs-unseen-layoffs

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Red Ink and Green Jobs

Citizens of the Golden State get nervous about carbon rationing plans made in flusher times

http://reason.com/archives/2010/04/06/red-ink-and-green-jobs/print

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Report finds green jobs not all good pay

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/02/04/report_finds_green_jobs_not_all_good_pay?mode=PF

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Free Market Energy Experts Doubt Effectiveness of Obama’s Green Jobs Policies

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=45518

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Obama’s Green Jobs Program: $135,294 Per Job

http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politics/1136-obamas-green-jobs-program-135294-per-job

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Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/us/19bcgreen.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

[Wow.  This from the New York Times, no less.]

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Obama Visits Corporation Where His Stimulus Created ‘Green’ Jobs at $2 Million Per Job

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-touts-battery-powered-cars-michiga

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Seattle’s ‘green jobs’ program a bust

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/127844048.html

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Nobody to blame in green jobs fiasco

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/nobody_to_blame_in_green_jobs_fiasco.html

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Cost of Obama’s Green-Car Mandate: 260,000 jobs

http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/269683/cost-obamas-green-car-mandate-260000-jobs-henry-payne

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Obama’s Gift of Green Joblessness

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/08/20/obamas-gift-of-green-joblessness/print/

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Green’ jobs no longer golden in stimulus

Environmental projects fail to live up to hype

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/9/green-jobs-no-longer-golden-in-stimulus/

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Groundbreaking Study Puts Real-World Numbers Behind The Promise of “Green Jobs”

Study Finds That Every “Green Job” Created In Spain Resulted In 2.2 Other Jobs Being Destroyed

http://www.westernroundtable.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100037119.11869.40&gen=1

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Where the Jobs Aren’t

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/opinion/brooks-where-the-jobs-arent.html?_r=2&ref=davidbrooks

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Exclusive: EPW report shows new EPA rules will cost more than 800,000 jobs

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/28/exclusive-epw-report-shows-new-epa-rules-will-cost-more-than-800000-jobs/

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Clinton Concedes on Green Jobs, Blowback Pending

“...this commitment to clean energy has cost many jobs

http://planetgore.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YWIzYTIxM2M5NGI3MWFkNGYwZDkzZDE3ZWEwMDYyMmU=

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Green Jobs: Fast-tracking Economic Suicide

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/08/green_jobs_fasttracking_econom.html

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Democrat’s Green Job Scam: Obama Spends $20 Million For 14 New “Green” Jobs

http://www.c3headlines.com/2011/08/democratgreen-job-scam-obama-spends-20-million-for-14-new-green-jobs.html

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Climate bill could cost 2 million jobs

http://thehill.com/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85011&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=70

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So where are the new jobs coming from, at least the good-paying ones?  From the industry Obama wants to replace as much as possible with ‘clean’ energy: oil and gas.”

http://blog.american.com/2012/03/the-entire-obama-presidency-in-one-anecdote/

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BLS Green Jobs Report: Less Than Meets the Eye

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/ib3583.pdf

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Analysis: Obama’sgreen jobs” have been slow to sprout

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-usa-campaign-green-idUSBRE83C08D20120413

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President Obama has made much of his commitment to green energy as he launches his re-election bid, but the nascent industry has produced far fewer jobs than the president promised, despite massive, repeated infusions of taxpayer dollars.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/green-energy-jobs-far-short-obama-goal/564901

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Green Jobs Gone Bust

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/309936

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Plant that got $150M in taxpayer money to make Volt batteries furloughs workers

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/08/lg-plant-that-got-150m-to-make-volt-batteries-in-michigan-puts-workers-on/

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Europe:

The Myth of Green Energy Jobs: The European Experience

http://www.aei.org/files/2011/02/15/EEO-2011-02-No-2-updated-g.pdf

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European Model Shows Downside of Green Jobs Creation

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2196862/posts

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The high cost of ‘green jobs’

Spain learns the hard way – more employment lost than gained

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102752

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The NREL’s Flawed White Paper on the Spanish Green Jobs Study

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2009/09/03/the-nrels-flawed-white-paper-on-the-spanish-green-jobs-study/

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Green jobs” – A total failure in Germany as well

http://newnostradamusofthenorth.blogspot.com/2011/09/green-jobs-total-failure-in-germany-as.html

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Nevada: $1.3 Billion In Green Energy Subsidies Produce 288 Permanent Jobs, Rising Electricity Prices

http://junkscience.com/2012/08/09/nevada-1-3-billion-in-green-energy-subsidies-produce-288-permanent-jobs-rising-electricity-prices/

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…data on employment in the production of green goods and services will be collected no more.  This is being blamed on the budget sequester, but it is easy to believe that this particular cut would have been made in some other program were the prospective data more promising.

http://www.american.com/archive/2013/september/a-fascinating-report-from-the-government-accountability-office/article_print

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